Roundtable Discussion for First-Time Homebuyers with Jane and Shyda!

We love working with first-time home buyers and are looking forward to having an open discussion about making the transition from renter to homeowner. Our goal for this roundtable is to demystify the process and help to get you the most out of your purchase. We’ll examine what you’ll need to consider before you buy […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business #2: Superfine Design by Shyda Hoque

One of the best parts of working in real estate over the years is seeing how people design their space. It’s incredible how I’ve watched spaces transform from one resident to the next.  One space I saw transformed last year was an alcove studio in Clinton Hill.  Josie Floyd, the owner of Superfine designed her space by only […]

How To….Pick Your First Brick & Mortar by Sandra Manley

During the past year, I’ve worked with several people looking for their first “brick & mortar” — retail, office, or manufacturing space somewhere in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Most had an existing business started in their apartment or a shared space, and were branching out as the business expanded.  As prepared as these people thought they […]

Support Network for Women in Business by Victoria Hagman

A major theme at the beginning of the year is declaring a New Year’s resolution. Hearing others announce their goals of losing weight or earning more income reminds us that it’s time to set one for ourselves. Attaining these goals is a different story. For the last couple of years I have been trying something […]

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval by Jane Herro

When it comes to the home-buying process, a key part of the equation is being ready. A common misstep that people make at the beginning of their search is not being ready with a pre-approval letter, but instead a pre-qualification. A pre-qualification is based on non-verified information provided to the mortgage broker by the applicant […]

Rezoning Workshop in Gowanus Tonight!

Tonight the Fifth Ave Committee will be holding a rezoning workshop entitled “Understanding Trade-Offs” from 6pm-8pm at 621 Degraw Street.  For Gowanus residents and folks all over Brooklyn, this is a significant and informative event.  It’s important to learn about the influences in our areas that impact our lives in such a huge way. This […]

Open House Safe Word by Jane Herro

Sunday to you may mean brunch. Sunday to me means hitting up open houses around Brooklyn. I can already feel the 2018 sales market heating up and when you’re slated to view 8 apartments in a 3 hour span in 5 different neighborhoods, you have to be strategic in your approach. Enter the open house safe word, […]

Brooklyn Home Prices Still Soaring!

A New York Times piece, Brooklyn Real Estate Prices Climb Higher, that came out yesterday announced that the home sales prices in Brooklyn have continued to rise. We have seen this first hand here at Realty Collective.  The market hasn’t slowed as Brooklyn’s popularity grows while the markets in Manhattan and other boroughs have not had the […]

Lovely Feedback from a Lovely Client!

We are delighted when we get feedback from satisfied clients and a Google review we got recently (below) put a huge smile on our face.  We’ve been working with Camille for several years now and she was so sweet to go on and write such lovely words about her experiences with us.  What she wrote […]

Condo Staging in the Columbia Waterfront.

The Columbia Terrace Condos never looked so good! We recently closed a deal at 36 Carroll Street and got top dollar for our client, with a little help from Hoffman and Swinburne, a design company started by RC’s Victoria Hagman and Tina Fallon. This one bedroom is proof that design and real estate go hand in hand.  Our renovations and […]